Argos stores in Camden High Street and Holloway Road now offer online shopping

Milton Keynes, UK, 2014-8-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Local residents in Camden and Holloway can now take advantage of the speed and convenience of online shopping on their local high street, thanks to Argos which has given two of its stores in the area a ‘digital makeover’. Located on Camden High Street and Holloway Road, the […]

Kesko Group reports €797.1 million sales in July 2014

Kesko Group’s sales, excluding VAT, in July 2014 totalled €797.1 million, down 1.5%. Helsinki, Finland, 2014-8-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — In Kesko’s food trade, sales in July were €375.1 million, an increase of 0.7% from the previous year. In the home and speciality goods trade, sales in July were €103.4 million, a decrease of 5.7%. The […]

NACS: Consumer optimism plummeted in August, even as gas prices fell by more than 15 cents over the past month

​ALEXANDRIA, VA, 2014-8-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Just as quickly as consumer optimism surged in July, it plummeted in August, even as gas prices fell by more than 15 cents over the past month. Less than 4 in 10 consumers (39%) now say that they are optimistic about the economy, a sharp decline from 46% […]

General Growth Properties, Inc. declares third quarter common stock dividend of $0.16 per share payable on October 31, 2014

Chicago, Illinois, 2014-8-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — General Growth Properties, Inc. (NYSE: GGP, the “Company”) today announced its Board of Directors declared a third quarter common stock dividend of $0.16 per share payable on October 31, 2014, to stockholders of record on October 15, 2014. The dividend represents an increase of $0.03 per share, or […]

Target Canada unveils number of merchandise expansion including exclusive collaboration with Canadian celebrity designer Sarah Richardson

MISSISSAUGA, ON, 2014-8-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Target Canada today announced several initiatives to improve business performance and better deliver the Target brand experience to Canadian guests from coast to coast. The initiatives come on the heels of some leadership changes last spring and a comprehensive review of its Canadian operations. Among the announcements, Target unveiled […]

IDC and Wincor Nixdorf welcome branch managers to participate in expert dialogue on branch transformation on September 15, 2014

Paderborn, Germany, 2014-8-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — The digital revolution is having a transformative effect on retail banks and particularly their branch operations. Market research firm IDC and IT solutions provider Wincor Nixdorf will focus on key issues related to the transformation of the branch network in an engaging and informative webinar on September 15, 2014. […]

Foodstuffs North Island Managing Director Murray Jordan to leave the business mid-2015 to pursue professional board appointments

North Island, New Zealand, 2014-8-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Foodstuffs North Island (FSNI) Managing Director, Murray Jordan, has notified the Board of his intention to leave the business mid-2015 to pursue professional board appointments. Announcing Mr Jordan’s decision, FSNI Chairman Peter Anderson praised Mr Jordan for his “stellar role” in merging the two former North Island […]

Defense Commissary Agency CEO Joseph H. Jeu announced changes in four senior leadership positions within the Sales, Marketing & Policy Group

FORT LEE, Va., 2014-8-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Defense Commissary Agency Director and Chief Executive Officer Joseph H. Jeu announced changes in four senior leadership positions within the Sales, Marketing & Policy Group. Changes take effect Aug. 10. Randall L. “Randy” Chandler, currently director of sales, will become director of operations and policy, a position currently […]

Walgreens and Alliance Boots merge to create the first global pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise

Nottingham, 2014-8-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Alliance Boots is delighted that Walgreens has exercised its option to complete the second step of its strategic transaction with Alliance Boots. The new company will be the first global pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise. The combined enterprise will be named Walgreens Boots Alliance and headquartered in the Chicago area. […]